Rust

Join the Rust Track
Rust is a compiled programming language designed for speed, concurrency, and memory safety. Rust programs can run almost anywhere, from low-power embedded devices to web servers.
Join the Rust Track
Track mentors

42 Mentors

Our mentors are friendly, experienced Rust developers who will help teach you new techniques and tricks.
Track students

23,666 Students

Join thousands of students who have enjoyed learning and improving their skills by taking this track.
Track exercises

92 Exercises

Hundreds of hours have gone into making these exercises fun, useful, and challenging to help you enjoy learning.

About Rust

pub fn hello() -> &'static str {
    "Hello, World!"
}

Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety. It aims to bring modern language design and an advanced type system to systems programming. Rust does not use a garbage collector, using advanced static analysis to provide deterministic drops instead. It accomplishes this via the concept of ownership.

Rust's core and the standard library are intentionally minimal; batteries are not included. Rustaceans are instead encouraged to add libraries, called crates, to the language by sharing them on crates.io.

Rust is most frequently used for applications where speed, performance and stability are essential. The Awesome Rust list collects examples of Rust projects, which include CLI tools, ORMs, operating systems and games. Regardless of what you build in Rust, it will be fast and memory safe!

The home page for Rust is rust-lang.org. Rust has excellent documentation at rust-lang.org/documentation.html. Newcomers should start with "The Book" located at doc.rust-lang.org/book/.

Join the Rust track

Exercism is a great website

What I like about it is that I am able to solve the challenges in a TDD way working in a environment that I am familiar (my own PC not a browser IDE) and the cherry on the top of the cake is that I have access to code reviews.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

Meet the Rust Track mentors

Once you join the Rust language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

Avatar of Lewis Clement

Lewis Clement https://github.com/lewisclement

After many years of writing hobby projects in C++ and school- and professional project in C# and JavaScript, my new go-to language has become Rust. As a perfect blend of a low-level language with high-level syntax features it's become the language I get most joy using, and hopefully I help others find enjoyment in it too.
Avatar of Ludwig Stecher

Ludwig Stecher https://github.com/Aloso

I study IT in Bavaria, Germany. Rust is one of my favourite languages because of its expressive type system, its strong safety guarantees and good WASM support. I also code a lot in Java, Kotlin, JS and Typescript.
Avatar of Matthias Wimmer

Matthias Wimmer Matthias' Blog

Using a mixture of C and Rust code at work for bare metal and linux embedded programming since mid 2017. Having done 10+ years of professional Java programming before. Also in love with Clojure, Haskell and functional programming in general.
Avatar of Sam Scott

Sam Scott https://github.com/samscott89

For me, Rust and Cryptography has been a perfect match. As I grow my own company, I plan on sticking with Rust and want to help encourage people to pick it up.
Avatar of Mark Rousskov

Mark Rousskov https://github.com/Mark-Simulacrum

Rust core and infra team member; release team lead. Working on the compiler and related tooling.
Avatar of Emerentius

Emerentius https://github.com/Emerentius

I'm a physicist and hobbyist programmer. I've been a Rust enthusiast since shortly before 1.0. I love Rust for its speed and safety, its typesystem, clean design, cargo and overall focus on correctness that help me offload so much worry on the compiler.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Rust exercises

These are a few of the 92 exercises on the Rust track. You can see all the exercises here.

Saddle Points
medium
iterators
vectors
Rotational Cipher
medium
ascii
chars
iterators
primitive types
str vs string
strings
Sublist
medium
generic over type
enums
Rectangles
hard
structs
traits
algorithms
enums
Scale Generator
medium
enums
from primitive
music theory
to primitive
traits
Scrabble Score
medium
higher order functions
hashmaps
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Rust Track maintainers

The Rust Maintainers are the brains behind the Rust Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

Avatar of Oleksii Filonenko

Oleksii Filonenko

I love Rust for being strict, performant, ergonomic and enjoyable at the same time. After being a mentor for some time, I decided to be a maintainer. Looking forward to it!
Avatar of Meade Kincke

Meade Kincke Code Artistry

I love real-world, usable examples. I'm a huge fan of being able to help others to make something work how it should with maximum performance. I especially love Rust and have written a tool called BrewStillery in it and GTK-rs.
Avatar of Peter Goodspeed-Niklaus

Peter Goodspeed-Niklaus

definitely not an ai gone rogue
Avatar of Peter Tseng

Peter Tseng

"Break glass in case of emergency" maintainer

Get started with the Rust track. As with everything on Exercism, it's 100% free!

Join the Rust Track